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Bosch & Simons


Country: NL

Peter Bosch (Netherlands, 1958) studied psychology at the Universities of Leiden and Amsterdam and thereafter studied sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Simone Simons (Netherlands, 1961) studied at the audiovisual department of the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam. They work and live in Valencia, Spain, and have been collaborating since 1985. Beginning with performances, concerts and theatre productions, since 1990, they have focused in particular on the development of autonomous "music machines". All their machines are dynamic: sound and movement are in constant development.

The Krachtgever is their best-known piece for its Golden Nica, received in 1998 at the Prix Ars Electronica, Linz. Recent projects include Chutes libres de printemps, a dance performance created with choreograph Carla Foris, premiered at Gare St.Sauveur, Lille, France (2010) and participation with the work Bang Spring Time at the Biennale Transitio in Mexico City (2011). Currently they are showing the Krachtgever at Kunst Werkt in DordtYart, Dordrecht, together with the commissioned work Mirlitones.